By Mukwuzi Joseph
Ooni names baby boy after predecessor Adesoji Aderemi
The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, has announced the name of his newborn son.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has named his newborn son after the 49th Ooni, Oba Adesoji Tadenikawo Aderemi.
The late monarch, Oba Adesoji Aderemi, was a Nigerian political figure and Yoruba traditional ruler who reigned from 1930 until 1980. He also served as the governor of Western Region, Nigeria between 1960 and 1962.
Oba Ogunwusi made the announcement in a social media post, saying, “In accordance with the traditional rites lasting for 21 days, with today marking the 8th day, and in keeping to my promise of naming our first prince after my predecessor, the 49th Ooni of Ife in the 3rd dynasty of Ife,
‘Our prince is hereby named “Tadenikawo, Adesoji, Aderemi, Eri-Ifeoluwasimi, Adeiwa, Inioluwa, Ademide, Adegbite, Diekoloreoluwa Ogunwusi Ojaja II’. Pray to God to guide and keep him in fulfilment of his destiny”
The prince was born on November 18. He is the Ooni’s first child with Olori Moronke Silekunola.
The monarch’s only other biological child is Princess Adeola Ogunwusi who is in her 20s. The king had her when he was 19.